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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Ella Sharp Museum Association of Jackson

Providing opportunities to explore, engage in, and enjoy history and the arts

two stars

71.46

3225 Fourth Street Jackson, MI 49203
tel: (517) 787-2320   Web Site
EIN: 38-1785309

Board Leadership
Dan Machnik
President

CEO
Diane Gutenkauf
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 71.46 two stars
  Financial 70.00 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 73.00 two stars
This rating was published 12/20/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Ella Sharp Museum is to provide opportunities for everyone to explore, engage in, and enjoy history and the arts. The Ella Sharp Museum opened in 1965 in the 19th century home of Ella Merriman-Sharp. The Hadwin Center connects seven galleries, which feature changing exhibits of art and Jackson history, and hands-on children's activities in the galleries. In addition to touring the elegantly furnished Victorian home, visitors to the Museum may visit a one-room schoolhouse, an authentic log cabin, and other historical buildings.

The mission of the Ella Sharp Museum is to provide opportunities for everyone to explore, engage in, and enjoy history and the arts. The Ella Sharp Museum opened in 1965 in the 19th century home of Ella Merriman-Sharp. The Hadwin Center connects seven galleries, which feature changing exhibits of art and Jackson history, and hands-on children's activities in the galleries. In addition to touring the elegantly furnished Victorian home, visitors to the Museum may visit a one-room schoolhouse, an authentic log cabin, and other historical buildings.

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Financial

two stars

70.00

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

73.00

This rating was published 12/20/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
45.3%
  Administrative Expenses 45.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.58
  Program Expenses Growth -4.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ella Sharp Museum Association of Jackson on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ella Sharp Museum Association of Jackson on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ella Sharp Museum Association of Jackson (MI) 71.46 two stars
Bennington Museum (VT) 86.14 three stars
Flint Cultural Center Corporation (MI) 89.80 three stars
Museum of the Southwest (TX) 89.14 three stars
Museum of New Mexico Foundation (NM) 92.37 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $586,859
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $75,752
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $21,696
Total Contributions $684,307
   Program Service Revenue $182,100
Total Primary Revenue $866,407
   Other Revenue $444,122
TOTAL REVENUE $1,310,529
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $559,589
   Administrative Expenses $663,034
   Fundraising Expenses $104,221
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,326,844
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-16,315
   
Net Assets $7,066,707

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Art & History Education $226,450 40.5%
Traveling Exhibits and Collections $219,290 39.2%
Satellite Museum at Cell Block 7 $113,849 20.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 12/20/2019 71.46 two stars
2017-12 11/01/2019 78.90 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 38-1785309
Name in IRS Master File ELLA SHARP MUSEUM ASSOCIATION OF JACKSON
NTEE Code A54
NTEE Classification History Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date June, 1965
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ella Sharp Museum Association of Jackson (MI) 71.46 two stars
Cape Ann Museum (MA) 90.25 four stars
Flint Cultural Center Corporation (MI) 89.80 three stars
Smithsonian Institution (DC) 92.06 four stars
Roberson Museum and Science Center (NY) 85.00 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Ella Sharp Museum Association of Jackson
3225 Fourth Street
Jackson, MI 49203
tel: (517) 787-2320
EIN: 38-1785309

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Board Leadership

Dan Machnik
President

CEO

Diane Gutenkauf
Executive Director

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